I pointed my camera out my window for the blizzard of 2013, called by some NEMO. I started the timelapse at 2PM, shortly after the first snow started falling, and stopped it thirty hours later, once the sun had set and the bulk of the cleanup was done. The camera took a photo every minute, which (at 30fps) means you're seeing an hour every two seconds.

Apologies for the slight discontinuities — I had to unmount the camera from the tripod to swap batteries every six hours or so. I started with the tripod upright, but once the sun went down the camera began auto-focusing on the droplets of water on the window instead of the street. I solved this by tilting the tripod so the camera was too close to the window to focus on it; that's why the angle jumps around a little in the beginning.

And, apparently, I don't know how dates work. That should be Friday, 2/8/13 to Saturday, 2/9/13, of course.

(That's me waving at the camera for a few frames around 0:33.)

EDIT: Now that we've passed 75,000 views (wow!), I should address a couple of points — even though nobody will ever read them, because everybody watches videos in embeds. Aaaaanyway.

1) Photography buddies: the camera was a Nikon 8800, which I've had for about eight years. Love that camera.

2) I love you P-5! ...But if you are not cool with me using your music, let me know and I'll replace this video with a silent one. I figured only a few dozen friends would ever see this.

3) Deep dark confession time: I used the name "Nemo" in the video in part to tweak the noses of the weather-grognards who get amusingly huffy about it — but also because I think the name serves a purpose. People were always going to refer to the storm as something, be it Snowpocalypse or Snowmageddon or Northeast Winter Storm of February 2013 or Nemo or Kevin Philips Bong. You can't stop people naming things, and Nemo is as good a name as any. If you want to track the progress of the storm — the accumulations and closings and snow sculpture parties and, yes, awesome time-lapse videos — it's useful to have a hashtag on Twitter. It's useful to have something to type into Google. #winterstorm doesn't cut it, because there are other storms elsewhere in the world, and that breeds confusion. Official name or no, #nemo serves a purpose, and the fact that thousands of people have arrived here via Google demonstrates that.

Thanks for watching, everybody!

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